Anyway. Here is what you need to get...
25 Kraft Paper envelopes
printable number tags (I got mine here)
black and white photos from past family Christmases
clips and /or twine for hanging
washi tape or glue stick to attach numbers
Punch out your numbers and use a glue stick to attach to your envelopes. Or use them as hanging tags or whatever your crafty brain comes up with. I was going for fast today!
It was hard to choose which ones I liked best.
Looking at these photos made my heart swell 4 sizes bigger. Time flies by SO QUICKLY. Seeing my girls as itty bitty babies or my husband and I with younger faces...oh my. But this is so fun because each day the girls will be able to pull out a new photo and delight in a past Christmas memory. And obviously, you don't have to use just Christmas pictures. Simply use nostalgic ones to make this a special advent for you and your family.
Some of the photos can be funny or sweet...
...or your favorite moment or memory. You can do family shots from different years of Christmas cards, or just the kids, or whatever your heart desires.
I decided to pop my photos in my envelope with the seal facing outward.
I sealed each one with gold and silver washi tape which matches my Christmas decor.
Because we are traveling this year, I am excited that I can easily take the remaining envelopes with me on our trip and still enjoy the rest of the photos.
I am so excited that this is my advent calendar for this year. Do you think of you might like to try this? Drop me a quick note and tell me what you think or let me know what kind of advent you and your family do at home. I would love some new ideas for inspiration. Can' t wait to hear from you!